China Allows the Use of Previously Obtained Submission Codes for Compound Ingredients
The Cosmetic Safety Information Submission Platform does not support applications for new submission codes for compound ingredients that do not have existing codes;
During cosmetic product notification process, notifiers are allowed to fill in the previously obtained submission code for compound ingredients to associate ingredient safety information.
China Consults on the Safety and Technical Standards for Cleaning Products
On August 28, 2023, China notified WTO of a draft national standard titled Safety and Technical Standards for Cleaning Products. This mandatory standard is currently open for comments until October 27, 2023. Upon its approval, the existing standard GB/T 26396—2011 Technical Specification for Safety of Soaps and Detergents will be replaced. Stakeholders will be given a 12-month transitional period to ensure compliance with the new standard.
Comprehensive Guide to Cosmetic Notification Requirements for Market Entry in Vietnam
Under Vietnamese regulations, introducing cosmetics to the market requires prior notification to the authorities, which must be fulfilled for imported cosmetic products before the products cross the Customs Gate. Consequently, to allow sufficient time for the requisite cosmetic notification procedure, thorough preplanning is imperative for enterprises intending to launch new products.